Contraction of Old Norse Stígandr (“wanderer”). First recorded in Norway in the 14th century.
- A male given name.
- Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ↑ISBN
-  Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 15 304 males with the given name Stian living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.